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The Space Between Chapstick

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The Space Between Chapstick

I heard the radio say we won’t make it
the announcer was quite sure of it

I’m fearing the sound of sirens 
Welcoming the sound of detachment

From inside out
Outside in 
From last nights drink to tomorrow nights sin

Dead on time isn’t my usual agenda, but neither was any of this
Showing up fashionably late fashionable
Helped ease the conversationalist
The man in the corner
Dirty wine glasses stack to the brim with sedatives

Someone help me
I wasn’t supposed to see the criteria
Somebody get me out of this fog
I can see a shadow holding a rose with comfort
Someone get me out of this fog

Five seconds before the crash
I was illustrating my demise
Speaking of you
Speaking of me
I’ve suffered worse fates in your eyes

Five seconds before the garden
I was watching your mother crow
Speaking of her 
Speaking of him
From the thumping down below

This is it, this is the rest of our lives
This is what happens when you blink
This is the rest of our lives

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